August 24, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Frustrated Chargers withdraw offer to holdout first-rounder Joey Bosa
The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to holdout first-round pick Joey Bosa, a sign of their growing frustration. Here is their full statement: Our contract discussions and offers to the representatives of Joey Bosa have been both fair and structurally consistent with the contracts of every other Chargers player. Our offer included:
- An initial signing bonus payment that is larger than any player in the League has received in the last two drafts.
- More money in this calendar year than every player in this year’s draft except one (QB Carson Wentz).
- The largest payment and the highest percentage of signing bonus received in the first calendar year of any Chargers’ first-round selection since the inception of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (2011).